Prepper kids

Today, my four year old came to tell me that she had 2 pullups left.   This is crucial, you see….she wets the bed. She also keeps track of her pull ups in a basket on her bookshelf by the bed.  I moved them to the closet…but she informed me that …

They Worship You

Most kids worship their parents.  Not as in a parents are God sense, but in that delightful kind of cartoon hero-worship.  Its easy to forget that when kids reach the tweens and pre-teens. …or when they are potty training. When I was potty training Yeah!, I was exasperated that despite …

Self Soothing

In this world, its not education that matters, nor people…its comfort with oneself. One of the traits of giftedness is perfectionism.  Thus, my daughter is never satisfied with her self.  I tried to change the curriculum.  I tried to change her habits.  I tried to change myself.  Nothing worked, and …

Spare the Rod…

Okay So he won’t stop.  He still screams and pounds the floor when he’s upset.  What I was considering doing was logical.  But it was Christian right?  Spare the rod and spoil the child, right?  It is my job as parent to act as the “Good Shepherd” and chasten my …

Tantrum

Rage is par for the the course with gifted children.  Gifted children often have the mental ability to comprehend the inane, the insane, the beyond level…but their emotions are still rooted in their planetary age. My eldest (tested gifted) child cries.  She collapses into herself with a crying rage. When …